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Rhea Ripley Waited For Her Main Roster Call-Up

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‘The Nightmare’ Rhea Ripley has cited her disappointment that the WWE main roster call-up she waited for never came.

When you think of main roster worthy talent, Rhea Ripley has to be number one on the list. She has the skill, the look and the popularity to be one of the NXT alumni who actually shatters the glass ceiling.

Her immense popularity over Survivor Series weekend in 2019 only put weight behind the fact that she was over with a Raw and SmackDown crowd as much as an NXT faithful, with fans begging WWE to strike while the iron was hot.

However, no main roster promotion came for Ripley following her loss to Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 36 or during the recent 2020 WWE Draft when he could have been a huge asset to either the blue or red women’s division.

Now, Ripley has sat down with Lilian Garcia on her Chasing Glory Podcast to talk over the disappointment of not receiving the call she had expected and waited for, but at the same played it down, stating there was much more waiting for her on the black and gold brand:

“I was waiting for it and then it didn’t happen. I would like to go to Raw or SmackDown, but at the same time, there are so many people in NXT that I haven’t faced yet and I feel like there is so much more that I can still do. I would love to wrestle Candice [LeRae], especially now that her whole persona has changed. I would love to wrestle Indi Hartwell, Shotzi [Blackheart], I want to wrestle Raquel [Gonzalez] again. I would love to do a stipulation match with her.”

Currently, Rhea Ripley is slated to be a part of Team Shotzi at NXT TakeOver: WarGames on December 6 against Team LeRae after losing out on the NXT Women’s Championship, falling to Io Shirai several weeks ago.

Credit for the interview: Chasing Gory

h/t for the transcription: Fightful